Business opportunities

Green industry businesses can become training partners.

Learn more about on-the-job training

Students are required to do on-the-job training if they want to earn industry certifications and credentials.

We rely on our training partners to make that possible.

Learn more


Meet our training partners

We've been honored to partner with these businesses.

We'd be happy to add you to the list.

View list of training partners

Become a training partner

Someone from our staff will guide you through:

  • Submitting a proposal
  • Registering as a vendor
  • Signing a contract

Contact us to get started

How it works

Training partners

Training partners are green energy businesses who:

  • Provide a place for students to complete their required on-the-job training
  • Do business in the communities where students live
  • Are committed to having employees who reflect the communities they serve

You get to:

  • Meet and train future employees
  • Receive wage reimbursement from the city for the first 160 hours each student works for you
  • Support youth and families in your community

You must:

  • Assign an employee to guide and mentor each student
  • Give each student at least 80 hours of relevant, hands-on project experience
  • Give each student at least 40 hours of project design or related experience
  • Submit a post-internship evaluation (we provide the evaluation form)


Students are young adults (age 17+) who:

  • Live in your community
  • Are exploring green careers
  • Are enrolled in an industry certification or credentialing program

While working for you, they will: 

  • Complete an industry certification or credentialing program
  • Get on-the-job experience
  • Meet and network with clean energy professionals
  • Earn money

Internship timelines vary.

Contact us

Green Careers Exploration

Minneapolis Health Department




Public Service Building
505 Fourth Ave. S., Room 520
Minneapolis, MN 55415